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Tuscon/Spring Grand - Places to Stay

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by illiniphil, Nov 15, 2010.

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  1. illiniphil

    illiniphil Member

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    I am planning on attending the Spring Grand for the first time and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on hotels. Quality and location in relationship to the shoot are my priorities.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. V10

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    The Autumn Grand program is at the link above.

    The 2010 Spring Grand program is here:

    http://www.shootata.com/pdfs/programs/2010_Spring_Grand_Program_Web.pdf
     
  3. Stumpi24

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    I stay at the Marriott Courtyard on Tucson Blvd, straight out Valencia and 20 minutes you are there, I have been going for four years spring and fall, My friend got on price line and stayed down town for 49.00 per night, better deal than me but I like what I have been doing, this is by airport and close to gun a lot of Motels there. Thanks Stan
     
  4. gordy h

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    We stayed at the Country Inn last year, nice place,near the airport other shooters there also. A little bit of a drive to the grounds, But the grounds are out of town. They also give a price brake to shooters. Butch H
     
  5. merlynstrapguns

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    We always stayed at the Quality on Benson -- 2 blocks off Ajo and a straight shot to the club. Next door is a motel 6. Quite a few shooters stayed there. This year, we are taking the trailer and staying a few weeks......merlyn.. ps..the manager will make price adjustments if pressed.
     
  6. t-bar

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    make sure you don't let your guns out of your sight.
     
  7. Stumpi24

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    All though this place is not as bad as San Antonio, make sure and keep you keys at all times, also do not stay in a motel with a suv, as they will look break window grab and run, I always get a cadi or lincoln big trunk and can't get in easy, I have walked out a lot of times and seen workers cleaning glass up from broken suv windows. If you take a truck or suv, don't leave stuff in it. Don't take this wrong you can lose you stuff anywhere, I love this shoot and Tucson, a great shoot and a great place to be.
     
  8. blackfoot

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    Best Shoot in the Country,going again for a third time!

    Tucson is a very tough town- they just passed an open carry law and they do.Do not rent RV's.Vans SUV's and stay at motels/hotel and leave anything in the vechicles at night. Park under lights at the front entrance if you can.Twice I have seen autos that were broken into. I have also seen guys in a car watching a motel parking lot.The 1 mile area around the airport is OK but it immediately becomes part of the South Tucson/Central -just avoid because it is gangland.

    Also you need to be careful on back/country roads- I was pulled over in a rental car by the border patrol( I was about 50 miles from the border) and was forced over the hood of car while they searched everything( both guys were carrying HK subs). They said they need to go home at night to families and I would'nt believe what they are dealing w/ in Cohise County!

    I would recommend to stay in the North Foothills area or around the University of Arizona area.
     
  9. t-bar

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    Fl, Zard answered your question. Also had friends from Ky. that lost there guns. Best bet is to leave them with someone who is staying on the grounds.

    bar
     
  10. white rattler

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    Barb, what are your plans for this winter? Am I going to see your face in AZ. Trevor
     
  11. xringjim

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    Damn, just looked up the program. If I want to shoot from the 16th to the end it'll cost me something like 2500 bucks. That's just to shoot ( playing all options) for singles and handicap. Jim
     
  12. t-bar

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    not this year Trevor, already in Fl., maybe next year.
     
  13. Stumpi24

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    Blackfoot, are you telling me that when I go we on west on Valencia from Tucson Blvd that I am in gang town? I don't go that way in evenings but in morning and coming back in the afternoon I am on that road a lot.Thanks Stan
     
  14. k-80 tom

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    I stay at the Country Inn and Suites near the Tucson airport. The shooter rate is $80.00 + tax for a nice two queen bed room. They offer a great full breakfast each morning which includes bacon, sausage, waffles, and everything else you could want. The hotel is 14 miles from the club and you will pass a nice casino on the way to the shoot. There is another casino within a half mile of the hotel. Lots of stuff to see in the area, and I've been staying there for the last 4 years. They also bake fresh choclate chip cookies each day.
    I would highly recomend this hotel, but rooms sell out quickly so reserve soon, as I have already have.
     
  15. bas

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    There are several hotels close to the Tucson airport and the commute to the club is easy. The Country Inn & Suites is very nice and offers a great rate for the shooters...they also have another facility on I10 and St.Mary's, possibly a little closer to the club, but not much and that property is brand new...also offer good rates. This is the "high" season, so rates will be up from the Autumn Grand. The airport has all of the usual chains, Hampton, Fairfield, La Quinta, etc...and I believe they all offer a special shooters rate.

    Re guns stolen...that seems to happen just about anywhere in the country at shoots such as this.....Tucson is no exception. And, it happened at the Grand in Vandalia right in the campgrounds....like I said...Tucson is no exception.

    T-bar...y'all say "hey" to my good southerm buddies when you see them at the dollar...hope all is well with you and the other half of "bar".
     
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